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Court of Appeal rules DNR patient's rights were violated

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a woman's rights were violated when a "do not resuscitate" notice was placed on her records at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, without her being consulted.

David Tracey, says his late wife was subjected to an unlawful DNR order at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. The hospital is accused of breaching the human rights of terminally ill Janet Tracey, 63, because it did not consult her before the order was placed on her records.

A tomato pill a day, could keep heart disease at bay

Tomato pill could help fight heart disease Credit: PA

A daily "tomato pill" can significantly improve the functioning of blood vessels in patients with heart disease, research has shown.

The findings suggest that a powerful antioxidant in tomatoes may contribute to the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

Participants in the study were given a supplement called Ateronon that contains seven milligrams of the tomato ingredient lycopene.

Of 36 patients with heart disease, those taking the pill every day for two months saw their blood vessels widen by 53%.

This was due to improved functioning of the endothelium, the inner wall cell lining of blood vessels, scientists believe.

The tomato pill had no effect on healthy volunteers whose blood vessels were already "normal".

Lead scientist Dr Joseph Cheriyan, from Addenbrooke's Hospital and Cambridge University, said:

"There's a wealth of research that suggests that the Mediterranean diet - which includes lycopene found in tomatoes and other fruit as a component - is good for our cardiovascular health.

But so far, it's been a mystery what the underlying mechanisms could be.

"We've shown quite clearly that lycopene improves the function of blood vessels in cardiovascular disease patients.

It reinforces the need for a healthy diet in people at risk from heart disease and stroke."A daily 'tomato pill' is not a substitute for other treatments, but may provide added benefits when taken alongside other medication.

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New machine will reveal how effective cancer treatment has been within hours

A new machine unveiled in Cambridge today could soon offer the latest breakthrough in the fight against cancer - by allowing doctors to see whether treatment is working within just a few hours.

Clinical trials will now begin with a "hyper-polariser" at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

It should mean doctors will no longer have to wait months to see if a tumour has shrunk before they can tell if cancer treatment has been effective.

Claire McGlasson reports.

New Papworth Hospital will be built on greenfield site

It's known for its pioneering heart and lung surgery and now the government has confirmed that Papworth Hospital will be moving to its new site at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge.

It's hoped that by bringing the two hospitals together it will create a world leading healthcare and science hub.

The new Papworth will be built on a greenfield site next to Addenbrooke's while the money to pay for it will come from a private finance initiative.

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Artist impressions of the new Papworth site

Papworth Hospital is set for a £165 million move to Cambridge to be on the same site as Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Here are a selection of artist impressions of the new site:

Artist impression of plans. Credit: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Artist impression of plans. Credit: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Artist impression of plans. Credit: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Drawing of the new site. Credit: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Papworth Hospital moving to Cambridge

Papworth Hospital is set for a £165 million move to Cambridge to be on the same site as Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Papworth Hospital Credit: PA Wire

The announcement’s been made this morning by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

He says the move will create a world leading healthcare and science hub in Cambridge.

Danny Alexander Credit: PA Wire

Papworth hospital was home to the first successful heart and lung transplant, it opened in 1917 as a sanatorium and hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis.

Teenager killed in accident

The accident happened on Springlands Way on April 9th Credit: ITV

A teenager has died following a crash in Sudbury in Suffolk.

Emergency services were called to the single vehicle collision on Springlands Way at around 11.40pm on April the 9th.

An 18-year-old man was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital with life threatening injuries, but passed away yesterday afternoon.

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